Micro-segmentation has come a long way since being called a Gartner security technology to watch just a few short years ago. Today, most enterprises have a strong security strategy that includes some form of micro-segmentation, starting with something as simple as environment segmentation, keeping development and production separate.
Micro-segmentation works alongside the principle of least privilege, a Forrester best-practice that means that only the users, data, traffic and workloads that need access, should have it. Those that don’t, should be segmented away from being able to make lateral moves across a data center. When enforced strictly, micro-segmentation means that even if an attacker manages to make it past your perimeter defenses, they will be unable to move from that vantage point or escalate privileges to access crown jewels or valuable customer information or assets.
If micro-segmentation sounds like something that would be valuable for your enterprise (and let’s face it, that should be everyone!) then you need to start with incisive visibility into your whole IT infrastructure. It’s not enough to be able to guess what communication flows there are, or what connections an attacker could make once they have made an initial breach. That’s where VNT come in, and come in strong. With smart automated technology, you can access a map of your entire data center environment, from on-premises to the cloud, empowering your IT teams with a smart starting point for any micro-segmentation project. Without it, you’re going in blind.
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